The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has set up a task force to probe eight former governors. A top operative of the commission, who confided in our correspondent on Wednesday, said that the task force was set up following petitions written against the former governors.
One of Africa’s most celebrated footballers, Didier Drogba is set to his autobiography in November. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast striker promises a honest book where he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has
The Senate Unity Forum on Wednesday dissociated itself from the purported withdrawal of a suit alleging that the Senate Standing Orders, used for the June 9 election of the President and Deputy President of the Senate, were forged. Senators under the aegis of the forum filed a suit at a
On Tuesday 1st September 2015, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari plans to give primary school children free meals. At the 45th Annual Accountants Conference in Abuja, VP Osinbanjo revealed this information to the general public. According to Punch, this free feeding scheme is
Two landlords, Samodu Jimoh Abudu, 56, and Akeju Salako, 70, have been charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking and entering a compound belonging to one Oluwasola Sangowawa to steal iron rods and granite valued at N3 million. The post 2 landlords docked over granite theft
Attempt by a fleeing driver to divert a trailer loaded with 600 bags of rice, valued at N6 million, has been averted by policemen attached to Area ‘E’ Command, Festac, with the arrest of four suspects. The post 4 arrested over diversion of 600 bags of rice; driver on the
Will Smith stars in a new film by Sony Pictures ‘Concussion which is based on the life of Nigerian doctor Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist who first discovered a neuro degenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of football players. CTE is the result of
The Lafogido Ruling House in Ile-Ife, Osun State, has said it is its turn to produce the next Ooni of Ife to succeed the late Oba Okunade Sijuwade. The leaders of the Abewela Ruling Family, which is a branch of the Lafogido Ruling House, said this at a press conference
Failed political horse-trading deals for governmet appointments at federal level have left a glut of All Progressives Party (APC) actors and loyalists who need to be appeased, jostling for cabinet jobs at state level. Consequently, governors and the party leadership at state level are said to be tweaking and retweaking
The nation’s insurance industry is edging closer to ending the era of premium receivables which resulted in huge amounts of bad debts before the enforcement of the ‘No Premium No Cover Policy’ by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), BusinessDay investigations reveal. Enforcement of this policy in the last three years
With his 100 days in office almost here, President Muhammadu Buhari is expectedly drawing critical appraisals from different quarters, the most germane being his overt preference for northerners in positions that most people see as influential. Last week’s appointment of the Chief of Staff to the President and Secretary to
The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the construction of the long awaited 2nd Niger Bridge is still on course. This is contained in a statement signed and made available to newsmen by Acting Head Corporate Communication ICRC Ms Debora Okafor in Abuja.
THE Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and production, Dr. Clement lloh has assured stakeholders in the education sector that the Federal Government (FG) is committed to end strikes in the education sector. Speaking during the 4th National Delegates’ Conference of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria polytechnics (SSAN) held